Notes for Charles Reed: 1860 United States Federal Census about Charles Reed Name: Charles Reed Age in 1860: 15 Birth Year: abt 1845 Birthplace: Vermont Home in 1860: Peru, Bennington, Vermont Gender: Male Post Office: Peru Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age George Reed 38 Anny Reed 34 Charles Reed 15 George Reed 12 Merritt Reed 8 Aaron Reed 3 1870 United States Federal Census about Charles H Reed Name: Charles H Reed Estimated birth year: abt 1845 Age in 1870: 25 Birthplace: Vermont Home in 1870: Peru, Bennington, Vermont Family and neighbors: View Results Race: White Gender: Male Value of real estate: View image Post Office: Bondville =======================
Charles H Reed Claimed Residence in Peru Enlist Date Enlist Place Enlist Rank Enlist Age 20 September 1862 Priv
Charles H Reed Residence: Peru, Vermont Occupation: Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 20 September 1862 Enlisted in Company I, 16th Infantry Regiment Vermont on 23 October 1862 Mustered out on 10 August 1863 in Brattleboro, VT Sources: Roster of Vermont Volunteers During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66. (VTRoster) Published in 1892 Reed Charles H. I 16 Vermont Infantry. Private Private Union
Name of Regiment Date of Organization Muster Date Regiment Type Vermont 16th Infantry Regiment 23 October 1862 10 August 1863 Infantry Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded Officers Died of Disease or Accident Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident
Regimental History Battles Fought Battle on 09 March 1863 Battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on 02 July 1863 Battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on 03 July 1863 ===================================
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The 16th Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry (or 16th VVI) was a nine months' infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It served in the eastern theater, predominantly in the Defenses of Washington, from October 1862 to August 1863. It was a member of the 2nd Vermont Brigade.
* 1 Recruitment * 2 In the field * 3 Gettysburg * 4 Final days * 5 Medal of Honor * 6 Final statement * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 Further reading * 10 External links * 11 Notes
The 16th Vermont Infantry, a nine months regiment, was raised as a result of President Lincoln's call on August 4, 1862, for additional troops due to the disastrous results of the Peninsula Campaign.
It was recruited in Windsor and Windham Counties, the two southernmost counties in the state, and rendezvoused in the following towns:
* Bethel, Co. A, recruited by Asa G. Foster. * Brattleboro, Co. B, Robert B. Arms. * Ludlow, Co. C, Asa G. Foster. * Townshend, Co. D, David Ball. * Springfield, Co. E, Alvin C. Mason. * Wilmington, Co. F, Henry F. Dix. * Barnard, Co. G, Harvey N. Bruce. * Felchville, Co. H, Joseph C. Sawyer. * Williamsville, Co. I, Lyman E. Knapp. * Chester, Co. K, Samuel Hutchinson.
On September 27, 1862, the officers listed above met at Bellows Falls and elected Wheelock G. Veazey, of Springfield, colonel, Charles Cummings, of Brattleboro, lieutenant colonel, and William Rounds, of Chester, major.
The regiment rendezvoused at Brattleboro on October 9, and was mustered into the United States service on October 23, with 949 officers and men. The left Brattleboro on October 24, and arrived in Washington, D.C. on the morning of October 27, going into camp near the other four regiments that were then formed into the 2nd Vermont Brigade.
 In the field
The regiment marched to Munson Hill on October 30, then to Hunting Creek on November 5, where it remained until December 12. It next served on picket duty near Fairfax Court House until January 20, 1863, where it participated in the repulse of Stuart's cavalry on December 29, 1862. The regiment was next stations at Union Mills from March 24 to June 1, then Bristoe Station, Catlett's Station and Manassas until June 15, when it returned to Union Mills.
On June 25, the brigade was assigned as the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps, and ordered to form the rear guard of the Army of the Potomac as it marched north after Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. The 16th marched with the brigade from Wolf Run Shoals on June 25, crossed the Potomac river on June 27, at Edward's Ferry, and moved north through Frederick City and Creagerstown, Maryland. It was drawing near Gettysburg on July 1, when the 12th and 15th regiments were detached to guard the corps trains. The two regiments accompanied the corps trains to Rock Creek Church, near the battlefield. The remaining regiments of the brigade arrived on the battlefield at Gettysburg after dark on the first day of the battle, and camped in a wheat field to the left of Cemetery Hill.
On July 2, the brigade helped reinforce picket lines along Cemetery Ridge that were threatened by an attack by Confederate General A. P. Hill.
The 13th, 14th and 16th Vermont regiments played a pivotal role in the Union repulse of Pickett's Charge on the afternoon of July 3. The 13th and 16th regiments flanked James L. Kemper's brigade as it approached the copse of trees on Cemetery Ridge, then the 16th wheeled about, and joined by the 14th, stopped the advance of Cadmus M. Wilcox's brigade, capturing hundreds of Virginians. Lieutenant George Benedict, an aide to Brigadier General George J. Stannard, related General Abner Doubleday's reaction, saying he "waved his hat and shouted: 'Glory to God, glory to God! See the Vermonters go it!'"
 Final days
After the battle, due to Brigadier General George J. Stannard's wounding, Colonel Veazey assumed command of the brigade, and it participated in the pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia across the Catoctin mountains to Middletown, Maryland, then back over South Mountain, through Boonesboro, to Williamsport by July 14. On the previous day, a picket detail of 150 from the 16th participated in a skirmish with rebel pickets, in which two soldiers were wounded. This was the last known action of the brigade.
The The 14th, 15th and 16th regiments marched to Harper's Ferry, across South Mountain again, and camped near Petersville, near Berlin. On July 18, the regiment was released, took a train from Berlin to Baltimore. It reached New York City on July 20. After spending a few uneventful days in theat riot-torn city, assisting with security, the regiment continued its trip home, arrived in Brattleboro on July 21, and mustered out on July 30.
Like the other regiments in the 2nd Vermont Brigade, dozens of newly discharged members from the 14th regiment enlisted again, predominantly in the regiments of the 1st Vermont Brigade, and the 17th Vermont Infantry.
 Medal of Honor
* Wheelock G. Veazey, colonel, "rapidly assembled his regiment and charged the enemy's flank; charged front under heavy fire, and charged and destroyed a Confederate brigade, all this with new troops in their first battle," at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863.
 Final statement FINAL STATEMENT Original members 964 Gain (recruits and transferes) 4 --- Aggregate 968 --- Losses --- Killed in action 16 Died of wounds 8 Died of disease 48 Died in Confederate prisons 1 Todal deaths 73 Honorably discharged 59 Deserted 2 Promoted to U.S. Army 2 Appointed Cadet at West Point 1 --- Total Losses 137 Mustered out at various times 831 Total wounded 87 Total taken prisoner 4
 See also
Vermont in the Civil War
* Benedict, G. G., Vermont in the Civil War. A History of the part taken by the Vermont Soldiers And Sailors in the War For The Union, 1861-5. Burlington, VT.: The Free Press Association, 1888, ii:408-411, 416ff.
* Dyer, Frederick Henry, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. New York: T. Yoseloff, 1908. 3 vol.
* Peck, Theodore S., compiler, Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and lists of Vermonters Who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion, 1861-66. Montpelier, VT.: Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., 1892, pp. 524-525.
 Further reading
* Coffin, Howard, Full Duty: Vermonters in the Civil War. Woodstock, VT.: Countryman Press, 1995.
* -----. Nine Months to Gettysburg. The Vermonters Who Broke Pickett's Charge. Woodstock, VT.: Countryman Press, 1997.
* Palmer, Edwin F., The Second Brigade: or, Camp Life, By a Volunteer, Montpelier: E. P. Walton, 1864.
* Williams, John C. Life in Camp: A History of the Nine Months' Service of the Fourteenth Vermont Regiment, From October 21, 1862, When It was Mustered into the U.S. Service, to July 21, 1863, Including the Battle of Gettysburg. Claremont, NH: Claremont Mfg Co, 1864.
 External links
* Vermont in the Civil War * Vermont Veterans Militia Museum and Library * Vermont Military Records Project, Vermont Public Records Division
1880 United States Census Charles REED Male Other Information: Birth Year <1845> Birthplace VT Age 35 Occupation Farm Laborer Marital Status M Race W Head of Household George A. REED Relation Son Father's Birthplace VT Mother's Birthplace VT -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Source Information: Census Place Peru, Bennington, Vermont Family History Library Film 1255341 NA Film Number T9-1341 Page Number 431A ==============================
1900 United States Federal Census about Charles H Reed Name: Charles H Reed Home in 1900: Peru, Bennington, Vermont Age: 55 Estimated birth year: abt 1845 Birthplace: Vermont Relationship to head-of-house: Son Parent's Name: George A Race: White Household Members: Name Age George A Reed 77 Charles H Reed 55 Aaron Reed 43 Lois B Reed 48 Lura J Reed 19 Merritt H Reed 12 ===============
1910 United States Federal Census about Charles Reed Name: Charles Reed Age in 1910: 65 Estimated birth year: abt 1845 Birthplace: Vermont Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: Vermont Mother's Birth Place: Vermont Spouse's name: Lois Home in 1910: Peru, Bennington, Vermont Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Charles Reed 65 Lois Reed 58 Merrell H Reed 22 Lara J Ardy 28 Ele Ardy 29 Clifford M Ardy 4 Jennie Ardy 3 William F Ardy 2 Aaron Reed 53 =====================
1920 U.S. Census • Vermont • Bennington • Peru Township • ED# 31 Reed, Charles Age: 74 Year: 1920 Birthplace: Vermont Roll: T625_1870 Race: White Page: 1B State: Vermont ED: 31 County: Bennington Image: 858 Township: Peru Township Reed, Charles Head M W 74 Vt Lois B. Wife F W 67 Vt Merritt Son M W 39 Vt Single
More About Charles Reed: Baptism (LDS): Submitted529 Date born 2: 1845, Vermont.530 Date born 3: 28 Mar 1845, of Pawlet, Rutland, VT  [Civil War vet] [resided with George Reed family in 1880 in Peru, Vt].531 Endowment (LDS): Submitted531 Residence 1: 1880, Peru, Bennington, Vermont, United States.532 Residence 2: 1880, Peru, Bennington, Vermont, United States.532 Sealed to parents (LDS): Submitted533
Children of Charles Reed and Lois B. Reed are:
+Lura J. Reed, b. 1881, Peru, Bennington, Vermont , d. date unknown.